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Movies: Popular Movies of 1983

Movies in chronological context: 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call. ()

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Return of the Jedi(1983)

PG
| 2h 15min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 6,445 votes)

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

Scarface(1983)

R
| 2h 50min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 4,641 votes)

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Trading Places(1983)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 1,290 votes)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

The King of Comedy(1983)

PG
| 1h 49min | Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 860 votes)

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Videodrome(1983)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 787 votes)

As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

Octopussy(1983)

PG
| 2h 11min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 739 votes)

James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.

The Meaning of Life(1983)

R
| 1h 47min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 738 votes)

Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.

WarGames(1983)

PG
| 1h 54min | Action
3.6/5 (with 702 votes)

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together with his girlfriend and a wizardly computer genius, David must race against time to outwit his opponent and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Christine(1983)

R
| 1h 50min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 683 votes)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Superman III(1983)

2.7/5 (with 681 votes)

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

The Dead Zone(1983)

3.5/5 (with 601 votes)

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

National Lampoon's Vacation(1983)

R
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 594 votes)

Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.

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Never Say Never Again(1983)

PG
| 2h 14min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 553 votes)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge.

Flashdance(1983)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 537 votes)

Alex Owens, a teen juggling between two odd jobs, aspires to become a successful ballet dancer. Nick, who is her boss and lover, supports and encourages her to fulfil her dream.

Risky Business(1983)

R
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 498 votes)

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.

The Outsiders(1983)

PG
| 1h 30min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 490 votes)

When two poor Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the Socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

Jaws 3-D(1983)

PG
| 1h 39min | Thriller, Horror
2.2/5 (with 484 votes)

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark wreaking havoc on the visitors in the park.

A Christmas Story(1983)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 471 votes)

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Cujo(1983)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 364 votes)

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Mickey's Christmas Carol(1983)

3.9/5 (with 357 votes)

Ebenezer Scrooge is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some new found friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. A retelling of the classic Dickens tale with Disney's classic characters.

Directed by Burny Mattinson

Zelig(1983)

PG
| 1h 19min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 342 votes)

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.

Directed by Woody Allen - With Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, Bruno Bettelheim, Josephine Baker, ...

Sudden Impact(1983)

R
| 1h 57min | Crime, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 340 votes)

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.

The Right Stuff(1983)

PG
| 3h 13min | Drama, History, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 336 votes)

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper.

Terms of Endearment(1983)

PG
| 2h 12min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 284 votes)

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

Twilight Zone: The Movie(1983)

3.3/5 (with 267 votes)

1959. Friday nights. We time-travelled. Witnessed surprising twists. Entertained aliens. Experienced fear. And first journeyed to the "Twilight Zone" of Rod Serling's memorable TV series. And guided by four imaginative moviemakers, we travelled there again in 1983. Directors John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller fashion stories based on or inspired by classic episodes. Landis weaves the tale of a bigot who gets a walloping dose of his own hatred. Spielberg takes over with a fable of senior citizens offered a magical rejuvenation. Dante serves up a terror trip with a child who uses his cartoon-inspired powers to enslave his family. Then fright goes aloft with Miller's finale about a neurotic passenger who sees a monster on the jetliner's wing. Or does he?

Psycho II(1983)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 240 votes)

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Rumble Fish(1983)

R
| 1h 34min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 236 votes)

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug, struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Sleepaway Camp(1983)

R
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 227 votes)

Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.

The Big Chill(1983)

R
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 220 votes)

Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.

Krull(1983)

3.0/5 (with 202 votes)

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

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